Continuously learning through Chaos Engineering

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3600 American Blvd W #115 · Bloomington, MN

How to find us

Park in front of the 3600 building and walk in the main entrance then head into the Improving entrance on your left.

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Ask your team, how are we learning new things about the critical applications we create and support? Are we learning proactively through running chaos experiments? Are we validating our observability through Game Days? Or are we learning through production outages when our customers are impacted?

Join us at our next meetup as we dig into these topics around Chaos Engineering!

Gremlin will be in town for DevOps Days and has graciously offered to speak to us about Chaos Engineering. Ana Medina and Rich Burroughs will give a talk on "Learning through Systems: How to use Chaos Engineering to improve your mental model of your system."

We will potentially add another topic depending on speaker availability. If you have a topic you want to present on for 20 minutes, let us know!

****We will be meeting at a new location this time around!! Please check out location details. Improving offices are located about 10 minutes southwest of prior meetup location in Bloomington with easy access to 494/100/35W and free parking. Special THANKS to the Improving-Minneapolis office for letting us use their facility and providing food and drinks!****


6:00pm - 6:30pm: Food / Drinks / Networking

6:30pm - 7:00pm: Gremlin: Learning through Systems: How to use Chaos Engineering to improve your mental model of your system

7:00pm - 8:00pm: Fishbowl Conversation / Networking / Demos

Speaker Bios

Ana Medina

Ana is a Software Engineer living in San Francisco. She is currently working as a Chaos Engineer at Gremlin, helping companies avoid outages by running proactive chaos engineering experiments. She last worked at Uber where she was an engineer on the SRE and Infrastructure teams specifically focusing on chaos engineering and cloud computing. Catch her tweeting at @Ana_M_Medina mostly about traveling, diversity in tech and mental health.

Rich Burroughs

Rich is a Community Manager at Gremlin where he’s focused on growing and strengthening the Chaos Engineering community. He previously worked at Puppet as an SRE and in other operational roles over the years. Rich spent about twenty years of his career in oncall rotations, and is driven by his empathy for operators and engineers who manage production systems. His first PC ran Windows 95, but he set it up to dual boot Linux.